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Is This it for Jarrod Parker?

Back in 2014 Mark Mulder, 36 years old at the time, attempted a comeback after not pitching in a major league game since 2008. Going through spring training with the Los Angeles Angels, everything was running smoothly. Until suddenly, it wasn’t. During a simple, routine drill, Mulder’s Achilles’ tendon ruptured. Just like that, the comeback was over. While it was wrenching...
Via The Sports Post
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

A's pitcher Parker optimistic about looming elbow surgery

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Oakland pitcher Jarrod Parker is set for his third Tommy John surgery in two weeks and refuses to believe anything but the best. He's still a major league pitcher, though he last appeared in a major league game nearly three years ago. Chances of returning from a pair of such surgeries are slim and only Jason Isringhausen and Jose Rijo have come back from three...
Via Associated Press
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

A's Parker breaks elbow once again, 12 pitches into comeback

MESA, Ariz. — Twelve pitches into his comeback attempt, Oakland's Jarrod Parker broke his elbow once again.The Athletics said Friday that an MRI showed the right-hander had broken the medial epicondyle in his right elbow."I spent the morning with him. It's tough," manager Bob Melvin said. "The guy's fought so many times to put himself back in position. We're talking about an elite...
Via Associated Press
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker re-fractures right elbow

Oakland Athletics right-handed pitcher Jarrod Parker injured his right arm in a rehab stint on Thursday, and according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, it’s been diagnosed as a fractured elbow. #Athletics say RHP Jarrod Parker has refractured medial epicondyle in his right elbow. The team and Parker will determine next step later. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 11...
Via Sportsnaut
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Jarrod Parker suffers another elbow injury in rehab stint

The Oakland Athletics were hoping to get former ace Jarrod Parker back after he missed each of the past two seasons after suffering multiple elbow injuries. Back in 2014, Parker blew out his elbow — an injury that required Tommy John Surgery. Then during a rehab start last year, Parker suffered an elbow fracture. Sidelined since last pitching in the 2013 playoffs, expectations...
Via Sportsnaut
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

RHP Jarrod Parker, A's reach 1-year deal, avoid arbitration

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Right-hander Jarrod Parker has reached agreement on a one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics, avoiding arbitration. The A's announced the deal Saturday. Parker has had lousy luck the past two seasons, not pitching in the majors since 2013. He missed the '14 season following his second Tommy John surgery, then fractured the elbow during a May rehab start...
Via Associated Press
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

A's Parker won't 'ride the rollercoaster' of emotions as elbow heals

Oakland Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker has a great mentality in place as he waits for his surgically repaired elbow to heal: He won't allow himself to succumb to the emotions surrounding his setback. Parker spoke with the media prior to the A's game with the Texas Rangers at Coliseum on Wednesday night, and he took the time to explain his mindset. Just as he was rehabbing...
Via FOX Sports
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Jarrod Parker seriously reinjures arm during rehab start

I’m going to warn you in advance that this video is a bit graphic and you may not want to watch it. Oakland Athletics pitcher Jarrod Parker, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery last spring, started on Friday night for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. This was his fourth rehab start of the year, and a return to the majors looked likely for the 26-year-old. But in the sixth inning...
Via The Outside Corner
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Jarrod Parker’s future as a starting pitcher

Jarrod Parker Last season, Oakland A’s pitcher Jarrod Parker was suppose to be the Opening Day starter for the Athletics in 2014. However, before he could make his first start, Parker received the unfortunate news that he would have to undergo his second Tommy John’s surgery. This 26-year-old’s has now undergone two Tommy John’s surgeries in the span of five years. Parker’s...
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

A’s Ace Jarrod Parker Needs Elbow Surgery, Will Miss 2014 MLB Season

PHOENIX — Oakland Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker needs elbow ligament-replacement surgery and will miss the season. Parker was examined Monday in Gulf Breeze, Fla., by Dr. James Andrews, who repaired his elbow on Oct. 28, 2009, when Parker was with Arizona. Parker is to have surgery again on March 25. Parker had a 10.61 ERA in three spring training starts. He becomes the...
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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